My husband signed a paper for temporary guardianship to her grandparents cause he was in a bad place in his life at the time and has since gotten his life on track. The childs mother lives in a place that is falling apart and has no power. We went to get a copy of the temporary guardianship papers... Read more »
Your situation sounds complicated. Other issues may be involved that you have not even mentioned. The best advice would be to hire an attorney who can deal with all of the issues presented by the situation.
There is no specific percent or other guidelines for alimony like there is for child support. Alimony is based upon one party’s needs and the other party’s ability to pay. Other factors for the court to consider are the standard of living, the length of the marriage, the age and physical and...Read more »
A non-custodial parent does not lose parental rights simply because the parent has chosen not to see his or her children for a period of time. A parent continues to have the same rights that were awarded in the last custody order entered by a court.
Sometimes courts have preprinted petitions for certain types of actions that are fairly standard but courts do not provide preprinted orders. Orders for contempt are not standard because the orders must be prepared in compliance with what the judge ordered. Sometimes judges prepare orders for pro...Read more »
With regard to which parent is awarded custody, a judge has a lot of discretion. In awarding custody, a judge must consider what is in the best interest of the minor children. Although there is no law in Georgia that prevents a judge from awarding custody to a parent who has committed acts of...Read more »
In Georgia, you do not need permission from the non-custodial parent to move out of state. However, you do have to give the non-custodial parent notice of your intention to move at least 30 days prior to the move as well as the new address where the child will be living and the new telephone...Read more »
There is no final in the divorce yet. I accessed a retirement account (per my attorney's instruction) because there was no money to support my 2 children and large home. My attorney never filed anything with the court. My spouse found out and filed contempt. I was found in contempt and he... Read more »
The answer to your question is somewhat complicated and may not be exactly what you believe it to be. Only under the right set of circumstances would the judge have had the right to do what he or she did.
If the only reason you were in court was because your husband had filed a contempt...Read more »
The answer to your question is far more complicated than what can be addressed here. If you have primary physical custody, your child’s father cannot legally keep him from you past his normal visitation time. However, in order to get your child back, you may need to file a legal proceeding...Read more »
It’s not a question of whether he can legally move out but where he will live and who will support him if he does. If his mother is in the picture, then he could certainly go to live with her. She would also have the right to child support for his final year of high school. Whatever happens,...Read more »
You have not defined what you consider to be inappropriate messages or how he sends them. If the messages are sent electronically by email or text, then there should be some way to block the messages. If they are sent by email, there is no law that says you have to open any emails from him. You...Read more »
Generally, no, but it may also depend on what terms you want to change. Certain terms and provisions can be changed by filing a modification action. Provisions for Alimony, child support, custody, and visitation can be modified if certain requirements are met. The terms and provisions related to...Read more »
We have both remarried. His marriage has produced a significant increase in financial status. I am in school full time and work PRN basis so my income decreased. I will finish school at the same time as my high schooler.Can I request he reimburse me for attorney fees if judge rules no increase.... Read more »
Unfortunately, you have not asked a legal question that can be answered here. Modification of child support is based upon a change in the income and/or financial status of either parent since the previous order for child support. The modification must also be in the best interest of the child. Even...Read more »
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